Category Archive: Engines and Gear

Rhode Island Engine: evolving with the fleet

NARRAGANSETT, RI – “You know, I’ve resisted doing anything like this for a long time,” says Jay Gallup in his big ol’ Rhode Island-accented voice. The “this” Jay’s referring to is an interview: talking about his family’s business, Rhode Island Engine (RIE).  But after discussing it with his brother David (the two are co-owners of …

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CFN’s Annual Marine Diesel Engine Directory

Your comprehensive resource for the latest marine diesel engine specs from: Caterpillar Inc., Cummins Engine Co., Deere Power Systems, Hyundai Marine, FNM, FPT Diesel Engines, MAN Marine Diesels, Moteurs Baudouin, Marine Diesel U.S.A, Mitsubishi Engine, MTU America, Scania Marine Engines, Steyr Motors , Volvo Penta of the Americas, Yanmar Marine USA Corp., each with distributor and dealer listings, parts and service providers and more!!       To get this full story and read …

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CFN Shakedown Cruise: John’s Bay 47

By Brian Robbins Welcome to another CFN Shakedown Cruise. Periodically, we will focus on a new launch and dig a little deeper into what went into the project – whether it be a new model or a hull well-known to the New England commercial market.  What we hope to do is provide insight and information …

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Jason Joyce wants you to see the light – and stay afloat

SWANS ISLAND, ME – Lobsterman Jason Joyce didn’t get into selling LED lights because he was looking for a side business … he simply wanted to be able to see what he was doing when it was dark. After experimenting with numerous types of bulbs from different suppliers, Jason happen to connect with the right …

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NEW BOAT – Black Pearl

 Builder: SW Boatworks, Lamoine, ME  Owner: Phil Black, Blue Hill, ME   Dimensions: 36’x13’9” Designer: Calvin Beal Jr., Beals Island, ME Fishery: Lobster Hull: Solid fiberglass Top: Molded unit; foam cored Power: QSL9 Cummins (405 hp @ 2100 rpm) w/1.96: ZF 286Amarine gear; Billings Diesel & Marine Service Prop: 28”x32”x2; Nautilus Marine Shaft: 2” AQ-22; …

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Andrew Gove: 85 and counting; 78 of ‘em lobstering

STONINGTON, ME – The crew in the machine shop at Billings Diesel & Marine is doing its thing, prepping the 36′ Northern Bay that sits on the floor to receive her new engine.  Surprisingly, the 36-footer’s new D13 Volvo – a 13-liter inline 6 – is going to fit into the space where the old …

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Kelly S latest scalloper to join Starvish fleet

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NEW BEDFORD, MA – Launched last year, the Kelly S is life-long fisherman Ray Starvish’s sixth new boat and likely the last he will personally commission for his fleet. The 95-footer is identical to Starvish’s Defiant, which was launched in 2002.  Why the new-build now?  Starvish explained that there were three reasons:  He knew his …

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Marine power choices: Think it through

A quick disclaimer before we begin:  The following thoughts are the opinions of the author – that’d be me – and not necessarily those of Commercial Fisheries News.  None of these statements is meant to be an endorsement or criticism of any product.  I’ve simply been fortunate enough to witness some of the good, the bad, …

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JULY 2014 NEW BOAT – Provider II

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Builder: SW Boatworks, Lamoine, ME Finisher: David Schlaefer, Bernard, ME w/ John Thurston and Lance Closson Owner: Lewis Bishop, Bass Harbor, ME Dimensions: 40′x13’6″x3’10″ Designer: Ernest Libby Jr., Beals Island, ME Fishery: Lobster Hull: Solid fiberglass Top: Custom top by David Schlaefer; fiberglass w/foam core Power: QSL9 Cummins (405 hp @2100 rpm) w/2:1 ZF 305A …

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Two brothers and an eastern rig – Ochses on single-boat scalloping

FAIRHAVEN, MA – Eastern rigs were once the mainstay of the New England offshore fleet.  But these classics also are what Point Pleasant, NJ-based brothers Arthur and Ken Ochse learned to fish on. Getting started as youngsters, between them now the two have almost 100 years of fishing experience.  So when it came time to …

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